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I have a keroheat cv 2230 ,i replace the wick but is not burning properli ?

My keroheat do not work good ,i have changed the wick but does not turn on correctly, what can I do,the flames are too small

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You need to use pure kerosene do not use died or color kerosene it depletes the wick faster and causes a distinct odor. Pure kerosene should be clear.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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check your air passages for a blockage. the wick just aids in burning your fire.

Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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the wick is held onto the moving mantle with pointed pins protruding from mantle. remove the mantle assembly and remove wick. then, if wick looks charred black on top, clean top of wick by trimming evenly all around with very sharp scissors; otherwise, use stiff brush... then assemble wick to a location that will be about 1/4 to 1/2 inch higher than when removed. may as well flush out kero tank before final assembly.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

SOURCE: kerosene heater will not wick up fuel from tank properly

Have you checked the length of wick. May not be long enough to get down into fuel. RON

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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since the unit is new I would contact customer support at the we site or by calling phone number in owners manual.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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Change the wick


You must be very careful and follow the instructions exactly on these wicks. The pins must be inserted into the holes on the wick holder. It is also easy to install the wick holder upside down. Look for a small up arrow on the side.

You must soak your wick for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1 hour. I know it's tempting to light it right away, especially when you are freezing, but you must wait. Wicks work by using capillary action. The fuel must have time to soak in properly.

All wicks are NOT created equal. Buy good ones, under no circumstances should you buy the ones that Walmart sells. They **** and you will be changing it in a day or two. Home depot sells a decent one, but for the really good ones visit Miles Stair wick shop. He also has some good info to deal with condensation and moisture problems.

Also note these heaters will not work if they are dirty. They must be absolutely clean of all dirt and debris, every single part. Especially the parts that come in contact with the wick.

Regular maintenance, good wicks and good fuel will keep these heaters working.

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